Clifford W. Horwitz Receives 2017 JVR Trial Lawyer Excellence Award

On October 26, 2017, nearly 300 trial attorneys and Illinois judges attended the 8th Annual Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence hosted by the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Law Bulletin Media. The by-invitation-only event at the Peninsula Chicago recognized the outstanding achievements of 30 professions from sides of the trial bar in civil litigation….

Practice Tips: Cross Examination of a Safety Expert

Horwitz Horwitz & Associates’ trial attorney and Partner, Jay Luchsinger, submitted a cross examination for an article in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) Journal. The cross examination Jay submitted was from a case involving a structural ironworker who fell while setting structural steel on a warehouse in Illinois. The plaintiff fell head first, approximately…

The Famous McDonald’s Hot Coffee Lawsuit

Insurance companies attempting to deprive millions of justice in court rooms The McDonald’s coffee case is flaunted as the poster child for “frivolous lawsuits”. Insurance companies and corporations pushing tort reform commonly rally behind and argue the legal system is “out of control”. The insurance companies spend millions promoting misconceptions about tort cases to promote…

What Juries Do Not Know – The Truth About Insurance And Trial Lawyers

What Juries Do Not Know 99% of trials in personal injury cases are about insurance.  What juries do not know, is that the true battle is between the injured individual and the insurance carrier who represents an individual or corporation who is being sued.  The jury is led to believe that the Defendant is an individual…

Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Illinois

Losing a loved one is a tragedy that no one should have to endure. When that loss is caused by the negligence of another, the aftermath can be even more traumatic. Although no amount of compensation can undo the emotional hardship, a Chicago wrongful death attorney may be able to help. According to Academia.edu, car…

Proving Liability in Illinois Personal Injury Cases

Each year, a significant number of people in the United States sustain serious injuries due to the negligence of others. There is no negligence without a “duty.” People or companies must owe you a duty in order for them to negligent and therefore liable. The law in Illinois determines who owes a duty to another, and…

Chinese Drywall Settlement Leaves Homeowners Woefully Unsettled

Chinese Drywall Class Action Lawsuit Sometimes, even if you win a class action lawsuit it can still feel like a loss. Around 80% of a $12M award has now been issued to 262 Virginian homeowners as a result of a class action lawsuit involving Chinese drywall that left many homeless, sick and broke. Other cases…

Wisconsin Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken and Ham Products Due to Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Garden Fresh Foods, a Milwaukee, WI establishment, is recalling approximately 6,694 additional pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The company is recalling these products in addition to the 19,054 pounds of similar products that…

Infant Motrin Recall

MOTRIN INFANTS’ DROPS 2013 RECALL: Product: Concentrated MOTRIN® Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor 1/2 fl. oz. bottles National Drug Code (NDC): 50580-100-18 Lot codes: DCB3T01, DDB4R01, DDB4S01 UPC Code: 300450524157 For more information on the recall, visit the FDA website. Why You Need a Product Liability Attorney: You as a consumer have the right to…

The Yamaha (Rollover) Rhino: UTV or DTV (Death Trap Vehicle)

Yamaha Rhino (Rollover) Dangers Most people see the popular and sporty Yamaha Rhino, a UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) with its supped up bucket seats, a steering wheel instead of handlebars and sturdy roll cage, and instantly get visions of off-road family fun. But for hundreds of individuals and families across the country, the Rhino is…